CitySquare CEO Larry James and ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer, on Friday presented the company's annual holiday gift of $50,000 to CitySquare to help advance the organization's efforts to fight poverty in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The contribution marks the 14th annual ExxonMobil Chairman's Holiday Gift, which benefits and highlights a deserving nonprofit organization in the North Texas region.
“ExxonMobil is committed to investing in the communities around the world where we live and work,” Woods said. “We chose to support CitySquare this year because of its dedication to combatting the causes and effects of poverty through programs that address focus areas such as hunger, housing, health and hope.”
Since its creation in 1988, CitySquare has grown into a broad community development organization that today provides 22 social service programs, including health care and housing assistance, workforce readiness, legal aid, a food pantry, crisis intervention and financial coaching. Its social service programs reach more than 50,000 individuals annually.
"On behalf of all of us at CitySquare and our neighbors who will benefit from this generosity, I want to thank Chairman Woods and ExxonMobil,” said Larry James, chief executive officer of CitySquare. “ExxonMobil’s support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling to lift themselves out of poverty every day."
ExxonMobil established the Chairman’s Holiday Gift in 2006 to help fund the work of nonprofit organizations in North Texas, home to the company’s corporate headquarters. Recent recipients have included Family Compass, Promise House, The Gatehouse and Jonathan’s Place.
For more information on CitySquare and its poverty fighting programs, go to Citysquare.org.